What is Bowen Therapy?

Bowen Therapy is a non-invasive healing and rebalancing of the body. Bowen Therapy applies small but measured input movements to stimulate the body to heal itself.

"Bowen therapy is revolutionizing the field of health care."

What is Bowen Therapy Used For?

  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Digestive and Bowel problems
  • Earache and TMJ problems
  • Migraines and other types of headaches
  • Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
  • Menstrual and hormonal irregularities
  • Neck and shoulder problems
  • RSI, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sports and other traumatic injuries

How does Bowen Therapy work?

Bowen therapy addresses the entire body by restoring balance via the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) which controls 80% of bodily function and is very susceptible to external stresses. Today’s stressful lifestyles, traffic, children, work demands, cell phones, e-mails, text messaging and social networking ( to name a few) all cause a chronic state of Sympathetic Autonomic Nervous System Over Stimulation, otherwise known as fight, flight or freeze mode.

Healing can occur only after the ANS shifts from Sympathetic to Parasympathetic Dominance (rest, relax and repair). Bowen therapy sessions generally last 45 to 50 min. The moves are gentle but purposeful and can be done through light clothing.


Bowen therapy sessions can be ideal for individuals who, on a particular day, choose not to disrobe or have oils or lotions applied to the body. Michelle works with her clients to always accommodate their needs and is primed to be able to offer this extremely powerful body work technique when clients desire it, or she deems it the best treatment. Michelle's Bowen clients report deep relaxation post treatment!

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Michelle Whawell

Michelle Whawell Massage & Bowen Therapymichelle whawell

Internationally Trained

Michelle Whawell specializes in therapeutic, deep tissue, remedial & relaxation massage and Bowen therapy.

Client Testimonial

Michelle is a gifted massage therapist. She is very passionate about her work, and she cares deeply about her clients. I initially sought out Michelle's services to address my neck and shoulder pain, and after this issue was resolved, I started seeing her for regular monthly massages. Wow! What a difference these massages have made in my stress management, exercise recovery, and overall well being. I am extremely grateful that Michelle is part of my wellness team!

—Laura B.,
Napa, mother, business owner, runner.

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